Cigars and hookahs

Attention, cigar aficionados.

The Ol’ Times Premium Cigars store in Lake Square Mall has new ownership.

Michael Watkins and Stephen Light, who have more than 25 years of experience in the cigar retail business, are renovating and doubling the inventory of the cigar shop next to the food court in the mall.

Whether you’re hankering for an Arturo Fuente Opus X, Monte Cristo, Ashton or Java Cigar, Ol’ Times has a variety of cigars ranging from $2 to $20.

The shop also has a variety of hookahs,cigarettes online buy, pipe accessories, humidifiers, humidors and more than 40 flavors of tobacco available.

A lounge connected to the cigar store has a plasma TV and plush leather seating. You can also bring your own beer, alcohol or beverage into the store.

A cigar bar is “traditionally more laid back than going to a saloon or a bar where there is a lot of people,” said Watkins. “It’s relaxing and you meet a lot of interesting people. It’s really about networking.”

The shop hosted an event Thursday, featuring Ashton cigars and Kettle One Vodka. The Hooters girls were also on hand to entertain and promote products. Watkins said they plan to host an event each month.

The cigar store hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information, call 787-2450 or email

Non-invasive back procedure

Davis Clinic of Chiropractic is offering a new, non-surgical treatment for low back pain.

Lady Lake chiropractor Dr. Jason Davis announced the acquisition of the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression System and DRS Protocol.

“It’s the most effective non-invasive treatment method and corrective process for herniated and degenerative disc or discs that is available to U.S. doctors,” said Davis. “The results are outstanding, and the demand for this non-invasive treatment method is exploding.”

The treatment promotes true healing by increasing blood flow, nutrients and oxygen to the injury, which reduces pain and increases mobility and tissue repair, Davis said.

Davis Clinic of Chiropractic is at 1585 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Lady Lake. For more information call 430-2121.

UCF takes over incubator

The University of Central Florida’s Business Incubation Program has taken over management of the Leesburg Business Incubator at 600 Market St.

The program expects to bring in at least 10 new companies to the incubator in downtown Leesburg.

“Florida currently ranks 47th in the U.S. in its development of business incubation programs, and that is a major shortcoming,” said Tom O’Neal, founder and executive director of the UCF Business Incubation Program. “We are the fourth most populous state, and of the more than 1,000 business incubators in the U.S., only 21 of them are located here in Florida.”

The UCF program was founded in 1999 and has helped more than 100 companies create more than 900 jobs and generate more than half a billion dollars in revenue.


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